Phylogenetic analysis of 73 060 taxa corroborates major eukaryotic groups

  title={Phylogenetic analysis of 73 060 taxa corroborates major eukaryotic groups},
  author={Pablo A. Goloboff and Santiago Andr{\'e}s Catalano and J. Marcos Mirande and Claudia A Szumik and J. Salvador Arias and Mari K{\"a}llersj{\"o} and James S Farris},
Obtaining a well supported schema of phylogenetic relationships among the major groups of living organisms requires considering as much taxonomic diversity as possible, but the computational cost of calculating large phylogenies has so far been a major obstacle. We show here that the parsimony algorithms implemented in TNT can successfully process the largest phylogenetic data set ever analysed, consisting of molecular sequences and morphology for 73 060 eukaryotic taxa. The trees resulting… 

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